Part 5 of 5: This extract details what happened to Shackleton's hut after he and his crew left it, while that case of whisky remained untouched underneath for nearly a century.
Part 4 of 5: This extract describes the cramped, damp conditions Shackleton's men found themselves in once they settled into their hut at McMurdo Sound.
Part 3 of 5: This extract describes the departure of Shackleton's crew from England and their voyage to Christchurch in the ageing vessel Nimrod, en route to Antarctica.
Part 1 of 5: The origins of the Mackinlay's Scotch whisky which was found under Ernest Shackleton's hut in Antarctica 100 years after he left it.
A riveting account of Ernest Shackleton's heroic 1907 Antarctic expedition, and the remarkable recovery a century later of a case of malt whisky left under his hut.